Here lately I have been eating a bunch of junk! I mean junk! For instance, this morning I had a mocha frappuccino, for lunch mexican food with LOTS of chips and salsa, and for dinner Lay’s chips and french onion dip. Yeah, it’s bad. So, as I was eating my millionth chip of the day, it hit me like ton of bricks that I’ve got to cut this out. One of my goals for my 25 while 25 list is to start eating better, so here we go!
I have tried several “diets” in the past and the only thing that has worked for me is the South Beach Diet. It basically consists of 3 phases where you start off on a very strict low carb regimen and over a period of time slowly add back in good carbs. At first, it is pretty tough to stick to and definitely feels like a “diet,” but over time if you stick with it it becomes second nature and isn’t like a “diet” at all.
Here are some of the things I am doing to help with my goal of eating better:
1. Pre-Packed Salads
So, for a very yummy and healthy lunch this week I made ahead salads ready to go. No work in the morning, just grab and go.
2. Cocoa Almonds
For my sweet tooth, I picked these amazing little guys up at Sam’s. They only have 1 gram of sugar per serving and are very filling.
3. Lots of Water
Most importantly, I will be downing water like crazy. No more diet Dr. Pepper’s or sweet teas for me!
The hardest part of the South Beach Diet for me is during the 1st phase finding things to eat for breakfast. I normally eat a big bowl of cereal or a banana, peanut butter, and honey sandwich (which, for the record, is the most amazing breakfast sandwhich ever!), however, this isn’t allowed in the beginning. The best thing to eat for breakfast during Phase 1 is some form of eggs. This means I have to plan on getting up early enough to make breakfast.
What do you do to eat healthy?